Florence Parot is an expert in stress- and sleep-management, burnout and performance. She helps busy and talented people under pressure to be at their best when they need it most. She teaches them the practical tools and strategies that they need to ensure they have the energy, focus and clarity to fulfil their unique potential. After experiencing burnout more than 20 years ago, Florence re-evaluated her choices and learned how to have the busy and interesting life she craved while also respecting her own limits. She turned what started as an understanding of how to cope into an art form, a lifestyle and a career. Sophrology is the thing that has helped her most. In 2010, Florence opened the first Sophrology training centre in the UK, The Sophrology Academy. She also runs burnout prevention and management retreats and workshops. Florence is a member of the Editorial Committee of the French magazine Sophrologie, Pratiques et Perspectives and writes regularly for several English-language publications, including the Huffington Post.
Dr Patrizia Collard
Dr Patrizia Collard is an experienced MBCT and MBSR trainer and is a Senior Lecturer for Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (University of East London). Patrizia was also resident in Hong Kong and China for 9 years where she studied Taoism, Buddhism, Energy work, Meditation and Yoga.
Paul Peacock is a keen beekeeper and gardener and has published articles for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Country Life and The Guardian. He is editor of Grow It! magazine.
Pauline Pears (Garden Organic)
Ian Spence was right-hand man to BBC Gardener's World presenter Geoff Hamilton and is author of bestselling RHS title Gardening Through the Year and Garden Plants and Flowers. Location: UK.
Beth Penn is a professional organizer, speaker and life hacker. "Overwhelming" is a word that Beth has heard often over her 10+ years servicing clients on physical and digital clutter. She is the founder of the thriving professional organizing business Bneato Bar, whose clients range from corporations looking for big-picture time management solutions to the busy individual simply flooded with email, paper and stuff. She has been appeared on the The Today Show for her Naked Inbox workshop, which helps people declutter their email inboxes.Penn has been featured in Real Simple Magazine, Oh Joy!, DesignLoveFest, and more, and has collaborated on projects with Style by Emily Henderson and Apartment Therapy. She has further connections to Houzz, The Huffington Post, Ban.do, Pop Sugar, The Body Book blog, "Elise Gets Crafty" Podcast, The OWN Show, the LA Times, Poketo, Room + Board, West Elm, The Unique Space, The Unique CAMP and Yellow Conference.Discover more about Beth at www.Bneatobar.com or on Twitter and Instagram @bneatobar
Megan C Hayes PhD
Megan C Hayes is a groundbreaking researcher and pioneer of the Positive Journal® approach to personal writing. She has spent a decade studying writing and the psychology of happiness, and discovering ways that writing makes us happier. She is an academic in the fields of Positive Psychology and Creative Writing, with a personal interest in mental health issues after growing up with a mother and sister who both experienced bipolar episodes. Megan's interdisciplinary PhD explored writing as a tool to promote and support psychological wellbeing. She has shared her research in the UK, United States and Europe, including papers in The International Journal of Wellbeing and Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research. She is a co-founder of Creative Writing Lab: The Network for Research in Creative Writing and Wellbeing, and continues to be fascinated with how words and writing can create happiness.